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Why Google’s Play Store will win the great app store battle of 2018

Find out why 2018 could be a winning year for the Google Play Store and what new improvements implemented this year have helped to improve its success.

Google’s AR Stickers are now making their way to Pixel phones

Remember the AR stickers feature which Google demoed during its Pixel 2 event in October? Well, the search giant has released the AR Stickers app in the Play Store. It’s available for Pixel phones and require Android 8.1 Oreo to work – which is in the process of rolling out. If you managed to make […]

Check to see if you’re covered by Google’s Project Fi network

Networks, when you think about it, come down to one thing: coverage.

If you’re not covered where you live, work and travel … well, nothing else matters. But in partnering with three U.S. carriers — Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular — Google’s Project Fi definitely has an interesting advantage. (And remember you also have calling available over Wi-Fi when you need it.)

But the question stands: will you have Project Fi coverage where you live, work and travel? And, of  [Read More…]

Score a free Google Home Mini by visiting Google’s pop-up Donut Shops

Head to a Donut Shop, walk out with a free Google Home Mini.

The Google Home Mini is now up for pre-order from the Google Store for $ 49, but you’ll be able to get one for free should you happen to live in one of the ten cities in the U.S. where Google is setting up Donut Shops. The pop-up stores will let you walk away with either a sweet tooth (two donuts) or a sweet gadget (the  [Read More…]

Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones are all about improvements and refinements

As anticipated, Google today unveiled its next-generation smartphones – the “radically helpful” Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The smaller Pixel comes with a 5-inch HD OLED display and retains the traditional design aesthetics, meaning it comes with pretty prominent chin and forehead, while the Pixel 2 XL boasts a 6-inch OLED display, curved glass […]

Google’s $159 Pixel Buds offer real-time translation, other smarts

The Google Pixel 2 series announcement brought a number of significant hardware for both mobile and the smart home, but Google also unveiled more mobile hardware than we expected. We expected to see the Google Home Mini and the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but Google took things one step further: the Bose […]

Google’s Pixel 2 headphone adapter costs $20, and a part of your soul

Wait. What. Why.

Good news, everyone! The Pixel 2 (and Pixel 2 XL) don’t have a headphone jack. Instead, you’ll use USB-C.

Oh. You wanted a headphone jack. OK, well GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! There’s a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter in the box.

Just don’t lose it, because a new one costs $ 20 from Google.

Enjoy the future, folks.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 + Pixel 2 XL are official Google  [Read More…]

Google’s Pixel Buds are $159 wireless headphones with real-time translation

Google has announced its own pair of wireless earbuds, with Google Translate built-in.

At today’s Pixel hardware event, Google has combined its translation know-how with its love of good audio to create the Google Pixel Buds, it’s first retail pair of headphones.

The headphones themselves are like any standard wireless (though not truly wireless) pair of earbuds. Instead of having the controls somewhere on the wire, the right earbud has a gesture pad to control volume and  [Read More…]

Google’s updated list showcases the best Android apps right now

Google’s Android Excellence picks for Fall 2017 include Robinhood, Bring!, Mint, Asphalt 8, Castle Creeps, and many others.

Earlier this summer, Google added an Android Excellence section to the Play Store to highlight the best apps and games that Android has to offer. Replacing the old Editor’s Choice, Android Excellence is updated four times throughout the year to highlight new content that deserves a place on your phone, and the picks for Fall 2017 are here.

There’s  [Read More…]

Google’s longstanding search widget could add customization options soon

The Google Search widget might be getting a suite of new customization tools for changing its shape, color, and more.

Ever since its inception, one of Android’s strongest characteristics has been its ability to customize just about everything to your heart’s content. There are a ton of third-party customization solutions throughout the Play Store, but thanks to a teardown of the Google app, it would appear that Google itself will soon be giving users more options for changing up  [Read More…]